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California flight diverted after man tries to open door mid-flight

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
A Southwest Airlines flight from Chicago to Sacramento was rerouted to Omaha, Neb., after a passenger tried to open a cabin door during flight, authorities said Monday. The Sunday flight set down at the Eppley Airfield after an unruly passenger, identified as Joshua Carl Lee Suggs, pushed past a flight …
Megan Huntsman is shown in this booking photo provided by the Pleasant Grove County Jail in Pleasant Grove, Utah April 13, 2014.

Bail set at $6 million for Utah woman suspected of killing 6 infants, putting bodies in boxes

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
A judge set bail at $6 million on Monday for a Utah woman suspected of killing six infants after giving birth to them, then stuffing their bodies into cardboard boxes which were found at a house where she used to live. Police said Megan Huntsman, 39, admitted under questioning that …
Michael Phelps shows off a special award he received from FINA for becoming the winningest Olympian in history at the 2012 Olympics at the Aquatic Center in London in this August 2012 file photo.

Michael Phelps to come out of retirement, says USA Swimming

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, is coming out of retirement, USA Swimming said Monday. The American, who has not competed since the 2012 London Games, will headline an April 24-26 meet in Arizona along with fellow Olympians Ryan Lochte and Katie Ledecky. Phelps, who turns 29 …
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee while on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 8, 2014.

Kerry adviser says arming Ukraine forces is an option

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 1:11 p.m.
BERLIN — The United States is considering supplying arms to Ukraine, where unrest in eastern cities bears the hallmarks of a Russian destabilisation drive, an adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday. Ukraine’s president on Monday threatened military action after pro-Russian separatists occupying government buildings in the …

US retail sales post biggest gain in 1½ years

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. retail sales recorded their largest gain in 1½ years in March, in the latest sign the economy was emerging from its weather-induced slumber and on track to accelerate in the second quarter. The Commerce Department said on Monday retail sales increased 1.1 percent last month, the biggest …

Winners at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 6:37 a.m.
The MTV Movie Awards are decided by fans in online voting. The following are the winners at Sunday’s ceremony: MOVIE OF THE YEAR “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” BEST MALE PERFORMANCE Josh Hutcherson for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Jennifer Lawrence for “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” …
Megan Huntsman is shown in this booking photo provided by the Pleasant Grove County Jail in Pleasant Grove, Utah April 13, 2014.

Utah woman arrested after police find 7 dead infants at home

By Reuters on April 14, 2014, at 5:53 a.m.
A Utah woman was arrested and booked on suspicion of murder on Sunday after police found the decomposing bodies of seven infants stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in her former home, authorities said. The current owners of the home in Pleasant Grove, Utah, called police on Saturday after finding an …

At least 33 people killed in Mexican bus crash

By Reuters on April 13, 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — At least 33 people were killed and four injured on Sunday when a bus crashed into the back of a truck in eastern Mexico and caught fire, the government of the state of Veracruz said. The bus had left Villahermosa in Tabasco state and was en route …

Sebelius says she told Obama staying ‘wasn’t an option’

By Reuters on April 13, 2014, at 11 a.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who resigned last week, says she made the decision to leave and told President Barack Obama last month that staying on “wasn’t an option.” In her first interview since the White House announced her resignation as the president’s top health …

Magnitude 7.5 quake strikes off Solomons, sparks tsunami warning

By Reuters on April 13, 2014, at 9:34 a.m.
WASHINGTON — A major earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck off the coast of the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning in the area, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The quake, initially reported as a magnitude 7.7 was shallow, …

Funeral in Missouri for soldier killed at Fort Hood

By Reuters on April 12, 2014, at 1:29 p.m.
ROLLA, Mo. — Mourners gathered in Rolla, Missouri, on Saturday for the funeral of one of three U.S. soldiers killed in a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army base earlier this month. Friends and family of Iraq war veteran Timothy Owens, 37, a native of Effingham, Ill., attended a …

Armed men seize police department in east Ukraine

By Reuters on April 12, 2014, at 6:25 a.m.
KIEV — Armed men have seized a police department in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on Saturday, the latest public building to be taken over in the east as pro-Russian protesters stand off against Kiev. “Armed men in camouflage uniforms seized the police department …

12,000 evacuated from St. Louis stadium after gas odor reported

By Reuters on April 12, 2014, at 6:11 a.m.
About 12,000 people were evacuated from a Missouri stadium after a gas odor was reported on Friday evening, but no leak was detected, St. Louis fire officials and gas utility The Laclede Group Inc. said. The crowd funneled out of the Edward Jones Dome, the home of the St. Louis …

Google to sell Glass to public next week

By Reuters on April 10, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Google Inc. will take online orders for its Glass wearable gadget on April 15, in its biggest push to get the $1,500 wraparound Web-ready glasses out to the U.S. public. For a limited time starting Tuesday, Google will make the wearable device available to more than just …
Comedian Stephen Colbert arrives to be honored at the Time 100 Gala in New York in this April 2012 file photo. CBS announced Thursday that Colbert will be the next host of "The Late Show."

Stephen Colbert will be next host of ‘The Late Show’

By Reuters on April 10, 2014, at 12:36 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Television host and comedian Stephen Colbert has signed a deal to become the next host of the CBS “Late Show,” replacing David Letterman when he retires next year, the network said Thursday. Colbert, 49, currently star of “The Colbert Report,” a weeknight show on the Comedy Central …

US jobless claims tumble to near seven-year low

By Reuters on April 10, 2014, at 8:46 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 32,000 to a …
Ashlin (L) and Jude Burkhart, from Murrysville, hold candles during a prayer vigil for victims of the Franklin Regional High School stabbing rampage, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014.

Pennsylvania officials seek motive for school stabbing rampage that injured 22

By Reuters on April 10, 2014, at 6:38 a.m.
Pennsylvania officials sought a motive on Thursday for a stabbing rampage at a high school after a 16-year-old student was accused of wielding two knives and wounding nearly two dozen people. The attacker stalked through Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, stabbing victims in the torso …
Parents wait behind as police consult after a child was killed and several were injured after being struck by a vehicle at a KinderCare Learning Center in Winter Park, Florida April 9, 2014.

One child dead in hit-and-run crash at Florida day care center; police seek suspect

By Reuters on April 10, 2014, at 6:08 a.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. — A car slammed into an Orlando-area day care center on Wednesday, killing a child and injuring 13 others, many of them children, officials said. The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children said in a statement that one child died after a hit-and-run driver crashed into a vehicle that …
Emergency personnel gather outside Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., on Wednesday. A stabbing attack occurred at the school Wednesday.

Knife-wielding student injures 21 in Pennsylvania school

By Elizabeth Daley, Reuters on April 09, 2014, at 11:01 a.m.
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A 16-year-old student wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school early Wednesday, injuring 21 people before he was tackled by an assistant principal, officials said. The attacker moved stealthily through Franklin Regional High School halls, stabbing his victims …
A bug so serious it has its own logo.

‘Heartbleed’ bug in web technology seen as major threat to private user data

By Reuters on April 09, 2014, at 6:49 a.m.
BOSTON — A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world’s major websites vulnerable to theft by hackers in what experts say is one of the most serious security flaws uncovered in recent years. The finding of the so-called “Heartbleed” vulnerability, …
 
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